Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is a 2012 video game developed by and published by . It was originally released for the on October 30, 2012 in North America, with a worldwide launch the following day. It is the fourth spin-off installment in the series, and takes place alongside the events of .
The plot is set within a of real-world events and follows the millennia-old struggle between the , who fight to preserve peace and free will, and the , who desire peace through control. The game is set in late 18th-century , from 1765 to 1777, and focuses on the life of Assassin , the series' first female protagonist, as she attempts to stop the Templars from gaining control over towards the end of the . The game takes place within an and is presented from the with a primary focus on using Aveline's combat, stealth, and parkour abilities to complete missions and explore the environment.Assassin's Creed III: Liberation retains the "franchise's trademark open world and gameplay", while making use of the 's touchscreen and rear touch pad, cameras and gyroscope. These include Chain Kill combat, and the ability to pickpocket people. By linking the game to Assassin's Creed III, the player receives an in-game version of Connor's tomahawk, an exclusive character skin, a multiplayer character and a complete upgrade of all ammunition pouches. The game uses the same engine that runs Assassin's Creed III, allowing for the same gameplay experience as a console release. Aveline also has her own new set of animations as well as have the ability to dual-wield weapons, such as the new blowpipe as well as the familiar swords, knives, pistols and hidden blade.